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Analogue Revolution: How Feminist Media Changed the World

Catalogue Number:  MB1000
Producer:  Marusya Bociurkiw
Producers:  Young, Eponine
Directors:  Bociurkiw, Marusya
Producing Agencies:  Winds of Change Productions
Subject:  Arts, Canadian History, Canadian Social Issues, Current Events, Documentary, English, Gender Studies, History, Media Literacy, Politics, Social Issues, Social Sciences, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2023
Running Time:  94:12

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Warning: This video contains some brief images from archival women’s magazines and films showing nudity and graphic portrayals of the human body. Viewer discretion is advised.

Set prior to the Me Too movement, Analogue Revolution traces the rise, fall and resurgence of feminist media and activism in Canada. From Halifax to Vancouver, feminist storytellers from the ‘70s to ‘90s took hold of cutting-edge media technology to document everything from violence towards women, to how to insert a diaphragm.

The stirring film features such media activists as Susan G. Cole (Broadside Feminist Review), Grace Channer (Our Lives Black Women’s Newspaper) and Dykes on Mykes, the longest running lesbian radio show in the world. Rare archival footage, like 70's feminist gatherings in Montreal, lead to the film’s climax: draconian cutbacks to women’s and lesbian organizations across Canada, following the massacre of feminists at École Polytechnique in Montreal, (December 6, 1989). The film concludes with a resurgence: younger BIPOC feminists (Ella Cooper, Black Women Film!; Didihood Collective), using analogue strategies to create new feminist digital networks.

The film is narrated by Canadian rock icon Carole Pope.

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